Bayley Currey fails drug test, indefinitely suspended by NASCAR

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Blake Hylton, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Blake Hylton

    Blake Hylton Team Owner

    Bayley Currey has violated the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy and is indefinitely suspended from competition effective immediately.
     
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  2. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Who is he?
     
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  3. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Truck driver mostly think he made his cup debut earlier this year
     
  4. Blake Hylton

    Blake Hylton Team Owner

    Statement from Currey:
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  5. spindoc

    spindoc Team Owner

    When is NASCAR going to finally let go of their ridiculous policy of testing for marijuana? It’s so past tense at this point to even worry about it.
     
  6. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    At first glance that seems to be a very worthy response.
    I wish him the best.
     
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  7. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    I have to disagree. Truck drivers, pilots, surgeons, etc.. have to be held to a higher standard. I don't care if a football player wants to smoke weed but a racecar driver? That sounds like a bad idea.
     
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  8. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Backmarker
     
  9. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    This is how you handle a sketchy negative.
     
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  10. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    When is America going to lose its obsession with getting intoxicated all of the time and act like responsible adults? Clear thinking is such a dam rare precious commodity that we should be opposed to anything that threatens it.
     
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  11. spindoc

    spindoc Team Owner

    Away from the track has no bearing on what occurs on the track.
     
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  12. REBS31

    REBS31 LASTCAR Specialist

    This is that backmarker that screwed up MTJ in some race this year, hate to see that this rivalry will never come to fruition:(
     
  13. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Currey is not a bad driver. Hopefully he gets over this.
     
  14. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Most surgeons are hardcore junkies fwiw
     
  15. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    Road to Recovery....Just what exactly is he recovering from?
     
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  16. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Is this also the reason everyone wants to ink every inch of their body? I just don't get it. God made them perfect then they themselves make their body look like trash.
     
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  17. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I agree and I personally am opposed to even drinking a beer (note: I don't crusade I am just clarifying my personal choice). I have a family member that has struggled all of his life with various types substance abuse. The majority of my high school friends from the late 1970s have suffered and some have even died as a result, one of them was while DUI. Two of them were gifted athletes with incredible potential. I could write pages about the self-inflicted damages I have seen.

    So I usually have no tolerance for those that respond with a great story after failing a drug test. I have heard too many stories about how it wasn't their fault, or the incredible bad luck of being caught after their "very first use" of the drug. In my experience they are all highly skilled with the victim mentality.

    That being said I am not as harsh with Bayley Currey if his statement is true.
    1. He was using an OTC, and simply wasn't aware he was in violation.
    2. It wasn't a product or chemical used to pursue self gratification, a buzz, or to get high.
    3. I don't care much for workout supplements. But it seems fairly innocent in this case and he believed it was a part of his fitness routine.
    4. Last of all and most importantly, he is taking ownership and responsibility for the violation.

    The only two things l question is the honesty, and full disclosure. I have heard a lot of great stories. I also wonder if NASCAR had a listing of disallowed OTC products to proactively review.
    If they didn't l would be more disappointed with them in this case. If they did, it obviously becomes an even larger mistake on his part.
     
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  18. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Currey's probably been the only driver ever to get a top 25 for Rick Ware. And he's scored a couple top 10's in the Truck Series in equipment that isn't all that great. He's actually an underrated driver for those who care or pay attention.
     
  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    When it's safe to drive high at 200 mph? When the sponsors don't object to their spokesmen using it? Their series, their rules. No one is obligated to race in NASCAR.

    What does pot have to do with this conversation anyway? That's not what Currey tested positive for. Remind me please, who was the last driver suspended for marijuana?
     
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Documentation, please.
     
  21. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    This is how they get attention without getting arrested.
     
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  22. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Suspended for pre-workout? Lmao what a joke.
     
  23. Whiskyb

    Whiskyb Team Owner

    A clip from the FDA's website
    DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) is an amphetamine derivative that has been marketed in sports performance and weight loss products, many of which are sold as dietary supplements. DMAA is not a dietary ingredient, and DMAA-containing products marketed as dietary supplements are illegal and their marketing violates the law.
     
  24. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I guess when your intellect or personality doesn't hold people's interest, turn your body into abstract art.
     
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  25. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    IMO.....
    Tats are cool...……………………………..… sometimes
    Beer is good...……………………………..… often
    I get a literal high off of racing fumes...……. always
     
  26. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    That is a very good apology and denial of knowledge.

    However, I cannot be 100% trusting that he was this oblivious.
     
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  27. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    That's a shame seeing as he's currently got a little stint going for one of the hottest commodities in the Truck Series as of this moment, which is Niece Motorsports.
     
  28. RacerrecaR

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  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Thank you.

    "A recent 7000-member survey of the American College of Surgeons demonstrated a prevalence for alcohol abuse among male surgeons at 13.8% and for female surgeons at 25.4%.1"

    I personally don't personally lump alcoholics in with junkies, but I can get along with that once we agree on how we're defining the word. I certainly don't consider even 25% as 'most surgeons' There may be better stats in the article itself but it's behind a pay wall.
     
  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    It's a generic program name. He's recovering from an inability to compare the ingredients in his supplements with what's on the No-No list.
     
  31. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    I guess I don't get why these guys would be taking pre-work out suppliments to start with. All I can think of when these guys talk about their crazy work out routines to become better drivers is Tony Stewart going head to head with Carl Edwards for the championship.

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  32. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    Maybe because pot impairs people and it is against federal law ?
     
  33. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    The inability to read ?
     
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  34. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    Well, the road to literacy is filled with challenges--video games, audiobooks, Netflix, etc. I wish him the best.
     
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  35. spindoc

    spindoc Team Owner

    Since when does NASCAR enforce laws? All they can do is enforce rules. Pot is no different than alcohol. The effects leave the body within a short period of time.
     
  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Are you a participant? Do you have anything at stake? If not, why do you care?

    They could be tested for marinara sauce and garlic salt and it wouldn't bother me in the least. Why should I? NASCAR won't be whiz-quizzing me after a meal at Olive Garden.
     
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  37. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    If you have alcohol in your system, you are under the influence in some way. I believe that NASCAR is zero tolerance for drugs, any amount would be no bueno. Allowing a certain amount of pot would be difficult to figure out ........ at what point is there too much ?
     
  38. spindoc

    spindoc Team Owner

    There is currently no reliable way to measure how much at this point. Suffice it to say, I don’t see any reason why a professional race car driver would use any drugs or alcohol within 12 hours of driving. The point is that pot has a very short period where skills would be affected, so off track use should not be anyone’s business.
     
  39. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Smacking your wife around or violating the traffic laws have no effect on a driver's performance at all, but drivers have been sanctioned for those too. NASCAR and sponsors don't want to be associated with drivers who commit illegal acts. Other sports don't either.

    I'm still not sure why you brought up pot at all when Currey was suspended for a PED.
     
  40. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Pot uses are just symptomatic of modern society. A bunch of self absorbed people who think they're owed something. Forget about getting high all of the time and simply deal with your life. If these people had even half as much concern over something important, the world would be a better place.
     
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